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February 22, 2010

UK Wikinews Shorts: Februrary 22, 2010

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UK Wikinews Shorts: Februrary 22, 2010

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A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, February 22, 2010.

Man found guilty of murder in east London, England

A man has been found guilty of a murder that occurred in the east of , . Kobina Essel, aged 19 and known by the nickname of “Aggro”, was found guilty of stabbing 33-year-old Jamie Simpson with a ten-inch kitchen knife at a Matalan shop in the Dalston district on March 22, 2008. The trial was held in the Old Bailey, a famous courthouse in London.

The attack followed a robbery involving a gang of criminals, including Essel. Three other criminals have been found guilty of manslaughter. Two of those have been identified as 20-year-old Anthony Maina and Simeon Jumah, aged 25. Another individual, who is 17, has had his anonymity protected. Several others have been convicted of conspiracy to rob but not of having any role in the killing.

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Woman dies after house fire in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

A woman has died from injuries sustained eight days ago in a house fire in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The victim, who has been identified as 51-year-old Aileen Lindsay, was critically injured in the fire at her house, which occurred in the village of Balloch, near to Loch Lomond.

Lindsay was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where she was given treatment for smoke inhalation and burns. However, she died in the hospital on Sunday, according to a statement from Strathclyde Police. Five other members of Aileen’s family who were involved in the fire managed to survive. Police investigations to try and determine the cause of the fire are ongoing.

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Lufthansa pilots begin strike

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Lufthansa pilots begin strike

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Monday, February 22, 2010

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The pilots’ union of German airline Lufthansa have begun, and then suspended, a four-day strike over pay and job security. Operations at subsidiary airlines Lufthansa Cargo and Germanwings were also affected by the strike, but operations have returned to normal.

The strike began at midnight on Monday (18:00 Sunday EST) after negotiations between the airline and union, Vereinigung Cockpit, over the weekend failed to resolve the threat. According to the union, the strike was over reduced flying time for the pilots, triggered by Lufthansa’s recent acquisition of several smaller airlines, which the union says is causing traffic to be diverted from union-operated routes. Additionally, the union was seeking a pay increase of 6.4% and guarantees that German labor conditions would apply to Lufthansa crews from abroad, which would reduce the incentive for outsourcing to foreign crews. In a statement issued by Lufthansa, however, the airline said that the union also demanded a greater say in the operation of the airline, which Lufthansa was unwilling to agree to.

On Monday, less than 24 hours after it began, the union suspended the strike, agreeing to resume negotiations. A spokesman for the union said Lufthansa and the union had reached an agreement after a hearing at a Frankfurt court, where Lufthansa had filed an injunction against the union, calling the strike “disproportionate.” The strike is to be officially lifted at midnight Monday, although it’s unclear when operations will return to normal. While not ruling out future action, the union agreed not to strike again until at least March 9.

The strike has impacted around 10,000 passengers worldwide in the one day it was in place, with about half of Lufthansa’s flights being cancelled. The airline attempted to accommodate the disruptions by arranging alternative travel for passengers; train travel for domestic travelers, and booking travel on other airlines for international passengers.



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